Questions about Logic Board

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FireStealer, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. FireStealer macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2010
    Hi everyone!

    I'm a lifelong PC user who is finally making the transition to Mac. My mom and I just ordered a 15" MacBook Pro as a Bday/Christmas present and I'm really excited!

    Anyway, my question is, what exactly is the logic board and why/when does it have problems? I have two friends who each have a MBP (both around 2.5 years old) and they've both needed to have the logic board replaced. It sounds like a scary experience, opening your comp and seeing that it just doesn't work, so is there any way to prevent this sort of thing from happening?

    I haven't been able to find much info on this topic, so sorry if this is a repost. I'm trying to get as much info as possible on how to make my MBP last a while. Thanks a lot! :)
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    The logic board is the thing inside the computer that virtually everything is connected to, the CPU and GPU is attached to it and your hard drive, optical drive, USB/firewire ports - absolutely everything - is connected to it in some way. If you're coming from a PC then you're probably more familiar with the other name used for it - the mother board.

    Because of what it is and how it works you can't do anything to 'stop' it from failing or do anything to 'prevent' it from failing - it is pretty much the central nervous system of your computer, it connects everything to everything else.

    Go to Step 12 and beyond to see exactly what the logic board is.

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